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Harnessing Nature's Bounty: Exploring the Power of Natural Skincare Ingredients

Harnessing Nature's Bounty: Exploring the Power of Natural Skincare Ingredients

Here’s the lowdown on ‘natural skincare ingredients’: The term is often used lightly, but it refers to ingredients that are produced in nature – like water, a plant, or something like Shea Butter. (Your skin says yum!)

How do you know if a product is made with natural ingredients?

It’s true – the term ‘natural ingredient’ is relatively unregulated in the beauty and skincare industry, so you may need to get sleuthing. A good trick? Read the first 5 ingredients listed, as these often make up the majority of the formula. If these are natural (i.e., produced in nature), then it’s all good to add to your bodycare collection!

The best natural skincare ingredients to try

Ahead, discover the best natural skincare ingredients to invite into your body care routine. Rub a dub dub.

  1. Quandong: Australia’s Native Superfruit

    High in vitamin C (which packs a punch in brightening and evening skin tone!) Quandong is delighted to meet your skinquaintance. The native Australian desert fruit has been used for centuries by Australia’s Aboriginal people for healing purposes, its calming abilities for sensitive skin, and in food like jams. And now, it’s making waves in the skincare seas.

    A leading lady in our Just Peachy Body Whip Moisturiser, Quandong will keep that skin of yours feeling peachy!
  1. Queen Garnet: The Purple Powerhouse

    A star ingredient in our Perky Plum Body Whip Moisturiser, Queen Garnet possesses more antioxidants than any other plum variety, with leading Australian universities and institutions crowning it ‘The Queen of the Antioxidants’ based on (very important) scientific research. 

    The fruit is known for its rich anthocyanin content – (‘anthocyanins’ are a group of antioxidants found in red, blue and purple fruits and vegetables), and is well-known for its ability to fight free radicals, improve skin radiance and assist in reducing signs of ageing.
  1. Juniper Berry: Nature’s Detoxifier

    Renowned for its detoxifying and purifying properties, Juniper Berry is often found in skincare products for its antimicrobial benefits. In particular, the essential oil is known for its aromatic properties, which can help promote relaxation and alleviate tension when used in aromatherapy. Mmm, we can almost taste the stress relief!

    Fancy a swirl? Find the berry-relaxing berry in our Very Berry Body Whip Moisturiser.
  1. Kakadu Plum: Vitamin C Powerhouse

    The Kakadu Plum tree, native to northern Australia, has been a staple in Indigenous diets for its rich nutritional and healing benefits. With super high levels of vitamin C – up to 100 times more than oranges – it brightens skin and rejuvenates dullness. Beyond that, its abundance of antioxidants shields the skin from environmental damage, such as sun exposure and pollution, while aiding in collagen synthesis (this is crucial for maintaining skin elasticity – without vitamin C, the body can’t produce collagen!)

    Discover the deliciousness of Kakadu Plum in our Whipped Shower Foams (this excludes our Exfoliating Foams).
  1. Finger Lime: Exfoliating Wonder

    Indigenous tribes originally used the small Finger Lime fruit and natural exfoliator as a food source, while the pearls were utilised for medicinal purposes to fend off sickness and applied topically as an antiseptic. In skincare, Finger Lime is a gentle yet effective ingredient that helps to remove dead skin cells, revealing a smoother texture. With high levels of vitamin C, it has earned a spot on the antioxidant watchlist, brightening the skin and promoting renewal.

    See how Finger Lime pairs up with Kakadu Plum to refresh the skin. Simply pop open any Whipped Shower Foam (excluding our Exfoliating Foams) to see for yourself!
  1. Coconut: Tropical Hydration

    Everyone’s always going coconuts for coconuts – and we can’t blame ‘em. Whatever your product of choice – coconut oil, milk or water, all have hydrating and nourishing effects that are especially beneficial for dry or dehydrated skin. (Not to mention the antibacterial and antifungal properties for minimising the appearance of mild acne-prone skin and other minor skin ailments.)
  1. Shea Butter: African Beauty Secret

    Shea Butter has been a go-to for Sub-Saharan African women for centuries. Prized for its ability to moisturise and protect skin and hair, it comes from the nuts of karité trees found in Africa’s Sahel region. Interestingly, the production of Shea Butter provides livelihoods for many women. They harvest the nuts, extract the butter using traditional methods, and sell it locally or internationally. As for the skin benefits, Shea Butter is loaded with vitamins and fatty acids, making it great for hydrating, nourishing, and protecting the skin, especially if it’s dry.

👉 Go-To Ideas for Hydrating Your Skin from the Inside (& Out)

Now that you know the best natural skincare ingredients for glowing skin, it’s time to put their properties to the test with our nutrient-packed range of nourishing and silky-smooth Body Whip Moisturisers and Shower Foams. Peek the collection now.


Happy Sundae x

Enjoy a dollop of luminous hydration 👇

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Written By: Lizzie Waley (Sundae Co-Founder & Body Care Enthusiast) | LinkedIn

Fact Checked: Charnnie Frimpong (Sundae Content Marketing Manager) | Linkedin